Posted by on Jul 12, 2013 in Ketubah Art, Papercuts | 0 comments

Oh, how I love commissions that send me to the library!  The couple who requested this ketubah had a short list of specifics:  salmon and trout in rotational symmetry, ivy, bilingual texts in a circle… with  bits of the border design dipping into that circle.  So I got to swim with the fishes!  The painting is ‘glazed’ with 5 successive layers of transparent watercolor, leading to an illusion of depth as sunlight filters through water. The border painting was created separate from the text and mounted on acid-free mat board, allowing it to float above the text about 1/8″.  It’s a marvelous look that creates another aspect of depth.

A fine mist of mica flecks makes the surface of the border painting sparkle.

Spector:Unger ketubah

rainbow trout

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